Obituaries

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Devin Bliss Lundberg, 1998 - 2016

Devin Bliss Lundberg was born on Nov. 20, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. From Las Vegas he moved to Owasso, at the age of 4. He lived in Owasso until he was 14. He moved to Spanish Fork, Utah, for his eighth grade school year only to return to Oklahoma, this time moving to Bristow for his final years. He was the fourth out of five children until his parents remarried, giving him a total of nine brothers and a three sisters. He was an energetic athlete, loyal friend and an affectionate brother, uncle, son, nephew and cousin. His high school class, of Bristow, will miss his sense of humor and charismatic personality. He was a talented young man with dreams of attending the 2020 Olympics for pole-vaulting. Though his dreams will not be achieved in this life, it has been a dream come true to be loved by Devin, for all those who knew him. He passed away suddenly July 18, 2016, due to tragic circumstances.

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22
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Kenneth Gene Barrett

Kenneth Gene Barrett was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas. The first child of Van and Josephine (Hiett) Barrett. Kenneth departed from this life July 19, 2016, at 86 years old. He attended Wyatt School, a one room schoolhouse, then graduated from Bristow High School in 1946. He was an officer in Bristow FFA and worked at a local dairy while attending high school. After graduation, he traveled to California where he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he served from 1948-1950. Kenneth and Paula Mae Hughes wed on Feb. 19, 1949, in California. While in California, they had three children: Kenneth Paul, Lawrence Richard and Sharon Leslie. In 1956, the family left California to come home to the Kellyville/Bristow area and had another son, Gene Clayton. Kenneth worked as a union cement finisher, raised registered Hereford cattle and was a member of the association for many years.

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Gunner Craig Smith, 1999 - 2016

Gunner Craig Smith was born Sept. 5, 1999, in Cushing. He departed this life on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Tulsa, at the age of 16 years, 10 months, and two days. Gunner, being a good’ole country boy, enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved helping his Papa mow the yard and spending quality time with his nephew, Brantley. He played baseball and football for both Sapulpa and Stroud. Gunner could often be found hanging out with his horse, “Patch” or his chicken, “Rose.” He also had a love for diesel trucks and the way they smelled.

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13
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John Sidney Williams, 1965 - 2016

John Sidney Williams was born Aug. 8, 1965, to Billy Joe Williams Sr. and Elrita James Baker in Wewoka. He departed this life July 4, 2016, at the age of 50 years, 10 months and 26 days. John attended Bristow Public Schools. He was currently employed by American Pipeline Inspection Company and worked as a level II industrial radiographer. The few things John loved more than riding his Harley was Jesus and spending as much time with his family that he could. One of the happiest roles in life was being adored by the children in his family whom he loved, and called him Uncle John. He was an avid pool player and passionate about being a Papa to his only grandchild, Jaith. John was so much more than a father to his children. He was their friend, listener, and their “go to” no matter the situation or circumstance. John was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and extremely loyal friend to so many. He cared so much and loved so hard.

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13
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Carolyn J. Greenwood, 1940- 2016

Graveside services for Carolyn J. Greenwood, 75, of Vinita, will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Bristow City Cemetery. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Wednesday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Hutchins Maples Matherly Funeral Home in Bristow. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care in Pryor. Carolyn was born on Nov. 18, 1940, in Duncan, to Elmore and Lois Geneva (Sanner) Daniels. She passed away on July 9, 2016, at her home in Vinita at the age of 75 years. Carolyn was married to Jerry “Jake” Greenwood on June 29, 1957, in Ardmore and they made their home in Bristow until 1980 when they moved to Vinita. Carolyn worked as a customer service representative for Kansas Power and Light and Oklahoma Natural Gas. She loved fishing, waterskiing, living life on the lake and enjoying the sunrise from her back porch. She also enjoyed playing bridge, shopping, visiting the casino and loved her dog, Tuki.

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Edna E. Mitchell, 1937 - 2016

Edna E. Mitchell was born May 24, 1937, to Eddie and Eloise (Stallworth) Moore in Brewton, Ala. She departed this life July 11, 2016, at the age of 79 years, one month and 17 days. Edna graduated from Southern Normal High School in Brewton, Ala. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Tulsa University and then attended Oklahoma University where she received her Master’s Degree in social work. Edna worked as a licensed clinical social worker for many years. Edna Moore and Howard Mitchell were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 1960, in Poteau. To this union were born two children, Bill and Kimmi. They have made Bristow their home since 1961. Edna was a member of the Bristow Presbyterian Church where she was known as an avid prayer warrior. She enjoyed early morning walking, doing volunteer work, cooking for family, eating grapes and okra; and most of all, taking care of her husband, Howard.

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Gerald “Jerry” Phillips 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Phillips, husband of Carolyn ( Jordan) Phillips, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, in Tishomingo. Burial will be held at the Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bristow on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 3 p.m. Arrangements by Clark Funeral Service, 305 E. Main, Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460 

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Connie Denise Lloyd Hacker, 1961 - 2016

Connie Denise Lloyd Hacker was born April 23, 1961 in Coffeyville, Kans. to Bobby and Marilyn (Wise) Lloyd. She departed this life on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Tulsa, at the age of 55 years, two months and 19 days. Connie is survived by her parents; four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Lloyd Jr. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 12 - 4 p.m. at Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home in Bristow. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home. Condolence may be made online at www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com. 

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08
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Patrick Todd VanOrsdol, 1972 - 2016

Patrick Todd VanOrsdol was born July 14, 1972, to Gene and Sharon VanOrsdol in Bristow. He departed this life July 4, 2016, at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 20 days. Pat attended Bristow Public Schools graduating in 1990. He later attended and graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics. He had worked as an aircraft mechanic for American Airlines over 20 years. He was raised in the Bristow Holiness Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, helping his dad on the farm and spending time with his son and nieces and nephews. Pat is survived by his son, Brian VanOrsdol of Catoosa; parents, Gene and Sharon VanOrsdol of Bristow; two sisters, Rachel Johnson and husband J.B. of Bristow and Jennifer Morgan and husband Matt, also of Bristow; nieces and nephews, Cassidy, Chase and Casyn Johnson and Abby, Olivia, Joslyn and Josie Morgan. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Bristow Free Holiness Church with Rev. Douglas Meadow and Rev. Gene Jackson officiating.

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Joseph Alfred Ihle, Jr., 1946 - 2016

Joseph Alfred Ihle, Jr., age 69, of Warren, Mich., passed away on June 29, 2016. He was born Dec. 14, 1946, in Bristow and graduated from Bristow High School in 1966. Joseph is survived by his wife, Sheila and son, Scott; his father, Joe A. Ihle, Sr. and siblings Mary Gentry and husband, Calvin, Ruth Ann Middlebooks and husband, Pete, Bill Ihle and wife, Suzen and stepsister Jackie Powell. He is also suvived by his extended family of nephews, Thad Ihle and wife Brianna, Zach Ihle and wife Jasmine, Neil Spencer and wife Colby, Erick Gentry and wife Stacie, and his niece, Angie Spencer; all who loved him dearly. Joseph was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Ihle. Joseph served in the U.S. Airforce, serving in Korea during the Vietnam era and was a military policeman during that time. He was very active with the VFW, serving as the post commander in the Madison Heights Post #9507 then transferred to the Southfield Post #2645 where he served as quarter master.

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